1. Day 247: After a long drive this weekend to Ottawa, I headed north this morning to grab a couple caches by kayak in the Burks Falls area. The real highlight of the day was a stop at the Screaming Heads, a property west of Burks Falls, where the landscape is full of large concrete figures, among other wonderful surprises. I have been here numerous times before, but this would be my first visit at night….   and I had a plan. I wish I could have taken my time, and spent the night carefully creating some images but seeing that I was still a few hours from home, and had to work in the morning, I kind of rushed through this one. Getting those spheres perfect takes a bit of practise….

    Day 247: After a long drive this weekend to Ottawa, I headed north this morning to grab a couple caches by kayak in the Burks Falls area. The real highlight of the day was a stop at the Screaming Heads, a property west of Burks Falls, where the landscape is full of large concrete figures, among other wonderful surprises. I have been here numerous times before, but this would be my first visit at night….   and I had a plan. I wish I could have taken my time, and spent the night carefully creating some images but seeing that I was still a few hours from home, and had to work in the morning, I kind of rushed through this one. Getting those spheres perfect takes a bit of practise….

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  2. Day 197: Returned to Leslie Spit again today, still working on a cache placement. Hiked all the way out to the lighthouse today, where other visitors have left their mark by erecting more than a dozen “sculptures”, created from the landfill debris that the Leslie Spit is created from. 

    Day 197: Returned to Leslie Spit again today, still working on a cache placement. Hiked all the way out to the lighthouse today, where other visitors have left their mark by erecting more than a dozen “sculptures”, created from the landfill debris that the Leslie Spit is created from. 

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  3. Day 196: Another shot today with my favourite iPhone app, Pro HDR. Grabbed this shot while scouting out some areas in the west end of downtown Toronto for some Munzee hides. 

    Day 196: Another shot today with my favourite iPhone app, Pro HDR. Grabbed this shot while scouting out some areas in the west end of downtown Toronto for some Munzee hides. 

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  4. Day 194: I was working in my old neighbourhood today in the west end of downtown, and decided to check out the West Toronto Railpath, a development that was just in the design stages when I lived there. Still only partially completed, it will eventually be over 6km long and connect some west end communities, starting at the Junction, and continuing down to the Lakefront and downtown. Included along the path are a series of four sculptures by artist John Dickson. This is Frontier #2.
More Info on the Railpath

    Day 194: I was working in my old neighbourhood today in the west end of downtown, and decided to check out the West Toronto Railpath, a development that was just in the design stages when I lived there. Still only partially completed, it will eventually be over 6km long and connect some west end communities, starting at the Junction, and continuing down to the Lakefront and downtown. Included along the path are a series of four sculptures by artist John Dickson. This is Frontier #2.

    More Info on the Railpath

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  5. Day 178: I have seen this particular architectural detail numerous times, next to a small patio downtown, so decided to finally stop and get a shot of it tonight. Architectural “detail” might be the wrong description, as it seems out of place. More likely it has been “installed” here at some point.

    Day 178: I have seen this particular architectural detail numerous times, next to a small patio downtown, so decided to finally stop and get a shot of it tonight. Architectural “detail” might be the wrong description, as it seems out of place. More likely it has been “installed” here at some point.

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  6. Day 162: Visited Canoe Landing Park downtown, to find a cache hidden near a sculpture, “Big Red Canoe”. I spent some time checking out the other sculptures in the park, among them are a sculptural beaver dam, programmed tree lights, and giant fishing bobbers, all of which were designed by Vancouver author, artist and sculptor, Douglas Coupland. 

    Day 162: Visited Canoe Landing Park downtown, to find a cache hidden near a sculpture, “Big Red Canoe”. I spent some time checking out the other sculptures in the park, among them are a sculptural beaver dam, programmed tree lights, and giant fishing bobbers, all of which were designed by Vancouver author, artist and sculptor, Douglas Coupland. 

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  7. Day 134: Took an early morning walk in Charles Sauriol Park in the Don Valley, and spotted this small sculpture just off the trail hidden in the grass.

    Day 134: Took an early morning walk in Charles Sauriol Park in the Don Valley, and spotted this small sculpture just off the trail hidden in the grass.

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  8. Day 131: Took advantage of the hour I had while my son Quinn, was at his karate dojo, and headed down to High Park for today’s photo. I’ve shot a few sculptures around the city so far, and there is a handful in this park. In 1967, seven sculptures were commissioned by the International Sculpture Symposium and installed here. This is one of the five still in their original location.
"Yellow Circles" by Menashe Kadishman

    Day 131: Took advantage of the hour I had while my son Quinn, was at his karate dojo, and headed down to High Park for today’s photo. I’ve shot a few sculptures around the city so far, and there is a handful in this park. In 1967, seven sculptures were commissioned by the International Sculpture Symposium and installed here. This is one of the five still in their original location.

    "Yellow Circles" by Menashe Kadishman

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  9. Day 117: This is a view, quite literally from within a sculpture at High Park. "The Temple" by Hubert Dalwood is a grid of stainless steel rods installed in the northeast corner of the park. I had been here a couple weeks ago, trying some night shots of the sculpture, as the reflections and colour from the sculpture were interesting. Those didn’t quite come out how I hoped, but I’ll be back to try again. Also placed a Munzee here the last time I was here…

    Day 117: This is a view, quite literally from within a sculpture at High Park. "The Temple" by Hubert Dalwood is a grid of stainless steel rods installed in the northeast corner of the park. I had been here a couple weeks ago, trying some night shots of the sculpture, as the reflections and colour from the sculpture were interesting. Those didn’t quite come out how I hoped, but I’ll be back to try again. Also placed a Munzee here the last time I was here…

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  10. Day 109: Stayed nice and close to home for today’s photo, heading to Yorkdale Mall, where “Universal Man” by Gerald Gladstone is prominently displayed. I have wanted to come and get a photo of this for quite a while, plus it is also a Waymark.  “Universal Man” was installed here on September 26, 1994. Before that, the 21 foot high sculpture, originally commissioned by the Canadian National Railway, stood near the CN Tower from 1976 to 1987.

    Day 109: Stayed nice and close to home for today’s photo, heading to Yorkdale Mall, where “Universal Man” by Gerald Gladstone is prominently displayed. I have wanted to come and get a photo of this for quite a while, plus it is also a Waymark.  “Universal Man” was installed here on September 26, 1994. Before that, the 21 foot high sculpture, originally commissioned by the Canadian National Railway, stood near the CN Tower from 1976 to 1987.

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  11. Day 107: I headed back to the Distillery District tonight, motivated by three new Munzees located there, two which highlighted a couple of Michael Chiristian sculptures. As much as I like those two pieces, the subject of today’s shot presents a much more interesting option for a photo. The sculpture “Still Dancing”, by Dennis Oppenheim, incorporates lights that move & change color, so the final shot, especially at longer exposures differs each time. A too long exposure and the floods inside the right side will show up as white. Fortunately the full cycle is more than the 30 second exposure I used. The light moving along the spiral is now one long neon spiral.
Here’s a link to a study for the sculpture.
"Still Dancing" is a combination of sculpture, architecture and theater. By combining these art forms into one work, which derives content from an association with early distillery images and their alchemical apparatus, one encompasses a work which incorporates the extraordinary transformative drama inherent in the distillery process.  - Dennis Oppenheim

    Day 107: I headed back to the Distillery District tonight, motivated by three new Munzees located there, two which highlighted a couple of Michael Chiristian sculptures. As much as I like those two pieces, the subject of today’s shot presents a much more interesting option for a photo. The sculpture “Still Dancing”, by Dennis Oppenheim, incorporates lights that move & change color, so the final shot, especially at longer exposures differs each time. A too long exposure and the floods inside the right side will show up as white. Fortunately the full cycle is more than the 30 second exposure I used. The light moving along the spiral is now one long neon spiral.

    Here’s a link to a study for the sculpture.

    "Still Dancing" is a combination of sculpture, architecture and theater. By combining these art forms into one work, which derives content from an association with early distillery images and their alchemical apparatus, one encompasses a work which incorporates the extraordinary transformative drama inherent in the distillery process.  - Dennis Oppenheim

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  12. Day 92: This photo is from the “Nine Dragon Wall” at the Chinese Centre in Mississauga. A  Dragon Wall is used as a barrier in a Monarch’s family garden. Only an Emperor may have nine dragons on the wall. This wall is the only Nine Dragon Wall outside of Asia.

    Day 92: This photo is from the “Nine Dragon Wall” at the Chinese Centre in Mississauga. A  Dragon Wall is used as a barrier in a Monarch’s family garden. Only an Emperor may have nine dragons on the wall. This wall is the only Nine Dragon Wall outside of Asia.

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  13. Day 90: It looked like the forecast snow wasn’t going to happen, so I headed down to the Distillery District tonight, and wouldn’t you know it, as soon as I got there, it started to snow and rain. Getting a decent picture proved difficult, with raindrops and snow landing on my lens, but I managed to get a shot in one of the slighlty more sheltered areas. The sculpture here is “Passerelle et Portelance” by Claude Millette.

    Day 90: It looked like the forecast snow wasn’t going to happen, so I headed down to the Distillery District tonight, and wouldn’t you know it, as soon as I got there, it started to snow and rain. Getting a decent picture proved difficult, with raindrops and snow landing on my lens, but I managed to get a shot in one of the slighlty more sheltered areas. The sculpture here is “Passerelle et Portelance” by Claude Millette.

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  14. Day 18: I was working today at a house in Etobicoke, and the neighbour had this big painted moose in the middle of their frontyard. A decade ago, Toronto had 326 of these moose placed all around the city, each painted by a different group or artist, including a couple friends of mine. Eventually, all the moose were auctioned off, raising 1.4 million for local charities. The highest price paid was $27,000 for a single moose. After seeing this one today, I did a little research, and it seems the location of the vast majority of these moose are now unknown, repainted and in a few cases destroyed. The one in todays photo, I could not find any information on, as existing images of some of the moose are scarce.

    Day 18: I was working today at a house in Etobicoke, and the neighbour had this big painted moose in the middle of their frontyard. A decade ago, Toronto had 326 of these moose placed all around the city, each painted by a different group or artist, including a couple friends of mine. Eventually, all the moose were auctioned off, raising 1.4 million for local charities. The highest price paid was $27,000 for a single moose. After seeing this one today, I did a little research, and it seems the location of the vast majority of these moose are now unknown, repainted and in a few cases destroyed. The one in todays photo, I could not find any information on, as existing images of some of the moose are scarce.

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  15. Day 15: My photo opportunity came early today, as I took the time to wander around the CNE grounds after dropping Quinn off at work at the boat show. My first stop was the Prince’s Gate at the eastern edge of the CNE. The gates, built in 1927, are a truly unique example of Beaux Arts style architecture in Toronto. At the top surrounding “Winged Victory”, are a group of figures representing industry, education and the arts. What a shame we can only get a glimpse of them.

    Day 15: My photo opportunity came early today, as I took the time to wander around the CNE grounds after dropping Quinn off at work at the boat show. My first stop was the Prince’s Gate at the eastern edge of the CNE. The gates, built in 1927, are a truly unique example of Beaux Arts style architecture in Toronto. At the top surrounding “Winged Victory”, are a group of figures representing industry, education and the arts. What a shame we can only get a glimpse of them.

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